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* ChildSoldiers: Students who attend a school oriented around infiltrating labyrinths are essentially this. They're necessary due to the age restriction imposed on who can enter labyrinths.

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* ChildSoldiers: Students who attend a school oriented around infiltrating certain labyrinths are essentially this. They're necessary due to the age restriction imposed on who can enter some labyrinths.


* VitriolicBestBuds: Shinnosuke tends to have this dynamic with everyone, given his personality. The best example, though, might be him and Gunjou, due to both possessing {{Tsundere}} tendencies--best seen when they're [[spoiler:making their way to and infiltrating Apocalypse Alice together]], as there's no longer any JerkassFacade on Shinnosuke's part.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Shinnosuke tends to have this dynamic with everyone, given his personality. The best example, though, might be him and Gunjou, due to both possessing {{Tsundere}} tendencies--best seen when they're [[spoiler:making their way to and infiltrating Apocalypse Alice together]], as there's no longer any JerkassFacade facade on Shinnosuke's part.


With the rise of the mysterious Labyrinth Disease, the world has changed. All over the world, girls are turning into labyrinths, and so, in order to protect the world, must be killed before they turn into the Eternal Labyrinths that are gradually swallowing up the world.

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With the rise of the mysterious Labyrinth Disease, the world has changed. All over the world, girls are turning into labyrinths, and so, in order to protect the world, humanity, must be killed before they turn into the Eternal Labyrinths that are gradually swallowing up the world.
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* AfraidOfBlood: [[spoiler:Gunjou, when afflicted by the disease.]]

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* AfraidOfBlood: [[spoiler:Gunjou, when afflicted by the disease.]] It's suggested this is true even when normal.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Turns out that the diseased girls still retain consciousness, even up to the point of being killed or turning into an Eternal Labyrinth.
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* KillerRabbit: The Alice in Wonderland-esque rabbits that show up in [[spoiler:Gunjou's labyrinth, and then the normal world]].

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* KillerRabbit: The Alice in Wonderland-esque rabbits that show up in [[spoiler:Gunjou's labyrinth, and then the normal world]].thanks to [[spoiler:Apocalypse Alice]].


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* SociallyAwkwardHero: Shinnosuke, past all his teasing.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The Hero Team turns out to be one by surviving [[spoiler:when Gunjou contracts the Labyrinth Disease, as the Mitsutomo Group had intended for them to be swallowed up in the labyrinth then]]. Since they lived, they ended up infiltrating the labyrinth.


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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted. [[spoiler:Gunjou is assumed to be one for the Mitsutomo Group, but it turns out that she's more aware than anyone thinks.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Shinnosuke tends to have this dynamic with everyone, given his personality. The best example, though, might be him and Gunjou, due to both possessing {{Tsundere}} tendencies--best seen when they're [[spoiler:making their way to and infiltrating Apocalypse Alice together]], as there's no longer any JerkassFacade on Shinnosuke's part.


* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Gunjou's parents--who aren't even her real parents, unbeknownst to her, but training instructors who aren't even married--only care about her as a tool who infiltrates labyrinths.]]

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Gunjou's parents--who aren't even her real parents, unbeknownst to her, but training instructors who aren't even married--only care about her as a tool who infiltrates labyrinths. That said, Gunjou reveals in the third volume that she knew all along, but kept quiet in order to avoid being killed.]]



* BirdsOfAFeather: Kiri thought of herself and Shinnosuke as this, but she comes to realize that, ultimately, Shinnosuke's far kinder than her.

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Kiri thought of herself and Shinnosuke as this, but she comes to realize that, ultimately, Shinnosuke's far kinder than her. Shinnosuke also bonds with Gunjou over [[spoiler:losing their only relative--sister, specifically]].


* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It looks like the author is trying to stuff as many of these as he can into the series. Notable examples are:
** Shiro, who's gruff, violent, quick to pick a fight with Gunjou, but also a fan of ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Gunjou, who, like Shiro, is easily angered and violent, while expecting everyone to do as she says. However, Shinnosuke notes her to be a good person, as someone who sincerely wants to save others out of a sense of altruism.
** And then the crowner is Shinnosuke, who purposely veers into outright {{Jerkass}} territory at times, denying both ThePowerOfFriendship and any notion of altruism--but when his heart of gold shows, it ''really'' shows.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It looks like the author is trying to stuff as many of these as he can into the series. Notable examples are:
** Shiro, who's gruff, violent, quick to pick a fight with Gunjou, but also a fan of ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Gunjou, who, like Shiro, is easily angered and violent, while expecting everyone to do as she says. However, Shinnosuke notes her to be a good person, as someone who sincerely wants to save others out of a sense of altruism.
** And then the crowner is Shinnosuke, who purposely veers into outright {{Jerkass}} territory at times, denying both ThePowerOfFriendship and any notion of altruism--but when his heart of gold shows, it ''really'' shows.


* KnightTemplar: Shinnosuke, albeit not as much of one as he tries to make himself.

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* KnightTemplar: KnightTemplarBigBrother: Shinnosuke, albeit not as much of one as he tries to make himself.

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[[caption-width-right:350: [-From left to right: [[TheAce Gunjou Mizuiro]], [[BrokenBird Kiri Kiryuu]], [[AntiHero Shinnosuke Arisu]], [[BarrierWarrior Yousuke Endou]], [[HotBlooded Shiro Hishiro]], [[ShrinkingViolet Himi Yuuyami]]. -] ]]

->''We will kill the girl and save the world--''

With the rise of the mysterious Labyrinth Disease, the world has changed. All over the world, girls are turning into labyrinths, and so, in order to protect the world, must be killed before they turn into the Eternal Labyrinths that are gradually swallowing up the world.

Shinnosuke Arisu's younger sister, Saki, was one such girl afflicted by the Labyrinth Disease. As Shinnosuke was unwilling to kill her, she turned into an Eternal Labyrinth--the deadliest one in Japan, nicknamed [[TitleDrop Apocalypse Alice]]. Ten years later, after a long journey, Shinnosuke returns to Japan with one goal in mind:

To infiltrate Apocalypse Alice and, no matter how impossible, to save his sister.

''Apocalypse Alice (Mokushiroku Arisu)'' is a light novel series written by Takaya Kagami of LightNovel/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes, LightNovel/ItsukaTenmaNoKuroUsagi, and Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd fame, illustrated by Yuuki Katou, artist in VideoGame/BlazBlue, and serialized in Fujimi Shobo from 2013.
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!! Tropes associated with the series:
* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Gunjou's parents--who aren't even her real parents, unbeknownst to her, but training instructors who aren't even married--only care about her as a tool who infiltrates labyrinths.]]
* TheAce: Gunjou. That said, see BrokenAce.
* ActionGirl: Any combat-oriented female student.
* ACupAngst: Shinnosuke has no problems with teasing Gunjou over her lack of a chest--with her frequently rising to the bait--especially when comparing her to Kiri.
* AfraidOfBlood: [[spoiler:Gunjou, when afflicted by the disease.]]
* AntiHero: Shinnosuke, full stop.
* BadDreams: Shinnosuke mentions having these about his sister. More hilariously, he also has one over his [[SarcasmMode highly traumatizing]] karaoke experience.
* BadassCrew: The Hero Team, composed of Shinnosuke, Gunjou, Shiro, Himi, Yousuke, and Kiri.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Shinnosuke teases Shiro about having this with Gunjou to explain why [[spoiler:Shiro's willing to risk his life to try and save the diseased Gunjou]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Shinnosuke, towards Saki.
* BioAugmentation: It's a Kagami work--this is a given. Namely, Taikou Pharmaceuticals conducts this, and it's heavily suggested that Shiro is a victim of this as a well, hence his red eyes.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Kiri thought of herself and Shinnosuke as this, but she comes to realize that, ultimately, Shinnosuke's far kinder than her.
* {{BFS}}: Shiro's Penitence Severance switch creates one, as does Shinnosuke's Holy Sword switch--though the latter's true form is actually a small knife.
* BrokenAce: The pressure of being responsible for everyone's lives wears down on Gunjou heavily, to the point where she vomits in the girls' washroom before a mission.
* BrokenBird: While not immediately obvious, Kiri is one. It's why she believes herself to be similar to Shinnosuke, who's a more obvious male example.
* ChickMagnet: Shinnosuke, who's potentially attracted at least three girls: Yayoi, his {{Yandere}} [[KissingCousins cousin]], Gunjou (though her feelings are implied to be a projection of her loneliness and issues, rather than a true crush), and Kiri.
* ChildSoldiers: Students who attend a school oriented around infiltrating labyrinths are essentially this. They're necessary due to the age restriction imposed on who can enter labyrinths.
* TheComicallySerious: Shinnosuke, seen best when the others drag him into karaoke. He could even be seen as {{Adorkable}} there--it has to be read to be believed.
* CrapsackWorld: While the world's still functioning well enough that people in countries that haven't been swallowed up by labyrinths can still lead ordinary lives, Shinnosuke sees it as this: how else would you describe a world where nobody even bats an eye at the notion of killing girls whose only crime was catching a disease that they didn't ask for?
* DeadpanSnarker: Shinnosuke.
* DissonantSerenity: Shinnosuke, who can sometimes be found smiling and laughing even in labyrinths. Similarly, while on an elevator in a dangerous labyrinth, in which they should all be feeling the pressure... Shiro, Yousuke, and Himi play Shiratori.
* EnemyScan: One of Shinnosuke's weapons has this property.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Or rather, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jerks With a Heart of Gold]] can't. Shinnosuke literally cannot understand why Shiro and the others would come and save him from Taikou Pharmaceuticals when it has nothing to do with them. The answer? Because they're [[TrueCompanions friends]], obviously.
* TheGadfly: Shinnosuke, the jerk.
* GlorySeeker: Shinnosuke cites this as one of his motivations, but like most things that come out of Shinnosuke's mouth, it's a lie.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: All of the students wear them, so this trope isn't in effect for the entire series as a whole, but Shinnosuke sometimes uses his Headphone Fuzz as a means of not having to listen to people.
* HotBlooded: Both Gunjou and Shiro, making it no wonder that they argue all the time.
* IneffectualLoner: Shinnosuke, so very much.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:When Kiri stabs Shinnosuke.]]
* KillerRabbit: The Alice in Wonderland-esque rabbits that show up in [[spoiler:Gunjou's labyrinth, and then the normal world]].
* KissingCousins: It's very much one-sided, but Yayoi is all but explicitly said to be in love with Shinnosuke.
* KnightInSourArmor: He'd deny it if you said so, but this is what Shinnosuke really is.
* KnightTemplar: Shinnosuke, albeit not as much of one as he tries to make himself.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It looks like the author is trying to stuff as many of these as he can into the series. Notable examples are:
** Shiro, who's gruff, violent, quick to pick a fight with Gunjou, but also a fan of ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Gunjou, who, like Shiro, is easily angered and violent, while expecting everyone to do as she says. However, Shinnosuke notes her to be a good person, as someone who sincerely wants to save others out of a sense of altruism.
** And then the crowner is Shinnosuke, who purposely veers into outright {{Jerkass}} territory at times, denying both ThePowerOfFriendship and any notion of altruism--but when his heart of gold shows, it ''really'' shows.
* TheLeader: Shiro is made the leader of the Hero Team, as Shinnosuke doesn't want the role. [[spoiler:And Gunjou, being a labyrinth, isn't there to argue about it with him.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Kiri, who betrays the rest of the Hero Team for the Valor Team. That said, she's extremely remorseful over it.]]
* TheNapoleon: Gunjou, who's easily one of the tiniest characters and with an explosive temper.
* NewTransferStudent: Shinnosuke.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Trying to save Saki may have potentially screwed over the entire world.]]
* NominalHero: Shinnosuke... except [[HiddenHeartOfGold not really]], in the end.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Or so Shinnosuke claims.
* PetTheDog: It's obvious that Shinnosuke is much kinder than he'd like to be when [[spoiler:rather than leaving Gunjou to die, he risks his life to save her]], followed up by another moment in which [[spoiler:he cries over the diseased girl, recognizing her as an unfortunate victim]].
* PluckyGirl: Gunjou shows shades of this [[spoiler:when Shinnosuke tests out the Holy Sword switch on her, as she cheerfully vows to survive and help Shinnosuke with his problems]].
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler:Shinnosuke was right to be distrusting. It's too bad that, after he TookALevelInKindness, he stopped being so suspicious and thus didn't realize that he had a traitor on his team.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Himi, though she stands her ground when it's important.
* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: One of the driving forces behind Shinnosuke's development.
* SmugSmiler: Shinnosuke.
* StepfordSmiler: Kiri.
* SuperSpeed: One of Shinnosuke's primary spells allows him to accelerate in a moment.
* TeenGenius: Yayoi, who at age fifteen is in charge of a research lab.
* ThreeAmigos: Shiro, Yousuke, and Himi.
* TookALevelInKindness: Through the power of CharacterDevelopment, Shinnosuke's a fair bit more receptive to the idea of allies by the third volume than he was in the first volume.
* TrueCompanions: The aforementioned ThreeAmigos are one, and they do their best to inflict this mindset on Shinnosuke as well.
* {{Tsundere}}: Gunjou is a classic example. Shinnosuke is also one, albeit less of an angry version and more of an aloof, anti-social one.
* TheUnfettered: Shinnosuke ''tries'' to be this.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Gunjou.
* WhamLine: Vol. 2 has a few.
** After Shinnosuke finishes his meeting with Liezel:
--->'''Yayoi:''' "And, if you're in the area of Kichijouji, please get away quickly! In the skies above Kichijouji--inside a chopper returning from Saitama...... [[spoiler:the labyrinth disease has broken out in Mizuiro Gunjou]]!"
** And at the very end, when Shinnosuke is about to [[spoiler:try and save Gunjou]], while the others are fending off the team from Kansai:
--->'''Kujaku:''' [[spoiler:"Hurry up and do it, Kiri."]]
* {{Yandere}}: Yayoi.

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